• Oversharing?

    8 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    That oh-so-beautiful Grand Canyon sunset
    Scene: The Grand Canyon at sundown. I'm painting alone, perched on the edge of the Canyon, at a spot where I won't be bothered by tourists. Sunset here is fleeting, and the soul-stirring palette of colors-all the way from blood-red to cool magenta to deep ultramarine-dissolves quickly as the sun dips below the horizon. I work fast to capture the moment. Then, it's gone. I step away from my work to enjoy the unbroken arc of sky above, deepening toward the violet, and the nearly-featureless blue of the chasm below. Suddenly, off in the distance...
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